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how to be calm in meetings

How to Be Calm in Meetings

Do you find yourself under a bit of stress at work? Are you not exactly performing at your best during those times? Do you sometimes have difficulty getting your point across in high-stakes situations? If you said, “yes,” you’d be like 94% of the working population who report high stress at work according to a …

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How to Speak Up in Meetings–9 Systematic Steps

It’s happened to you, hasn’t it? You’re in a meeting, with brilliant ideas floating around your mind, and they don’t come out. Maybe you didn’t say anything at all. Or perhaps you did, and it didn’t come out the way it sounded in your head. I want to make this clear straight away. The process …

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What Not to Say to a Grieving Person

I lost my dad in 2017. September 29, 2017. It was a hellish time for me and my family. I got a text from my brother John. “We’ve got dad in an ambulance. Think he’s had a stroke.” So I flew to Chicagoland. Went to the hospital everyday. We all took turns sleeping there. Just waiting for …

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how to not be nervous before a presentation

How to Not Be Nervous Before a Presentation

Do you have a presentation coming up? Are you feeling a bit nervous? Well, you’re not alone. At least 77% of people report that public speaking is at “phobia level” for them. And likely those are just the people telling the truth.  The folks who aren’t nervous have learned the techniques to be calm cool …

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How to Speak Better: 3 Critical Steps

They are the number 1 requirement on nearly every job description. They become more & more critical as we climb the ladder within our firms. How are your communication skills? Be honest with yourself. Are you concise & convincing or do you ramble on? Do people love your ideas & act on them immediately or …

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